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Dodd Says "Immigration Reform" on Front Burner for Democrats; Must Have "National Answer" - Video
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 25, 2010 | Brian

Posted on 04/25/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video from "Meet the Press" today where Democrat Sen. Chris Dodd said the new Arizona anti-Illegal Immigration Law shows that a "national answer" is needed on Immigration Reform. Dodd said the issue will now be on the front burner for Democrats.

GOP Sen. Richard Shelby agreed that a patchwork of laws in various states is not good, but said the first thing that should be done is that the Federal Government ought to "enforce our borders," and then deal with "the rest."

It certainly looks like Democrats are going to make a push on Immigration, if for no other reason, to pacify those on the Left pushing for it. They see the potential of millions of Hispanic votes for many years to come out in front of them. What they may be underestimating is the rage they will generate on the part of millions of independents. But then, they have already lost many of the independents with their ramming through of ObamaCare.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: dodd; immigration; shelby

1 posted on 04/25/2010 2:28:02 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

40+ million new d-rat voters for a permanent majority.


2 posted on 04/25/2010 2:29:02 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Federalist Patriot
How about a compromise, Dodd?

Let's say that we'll agree to grant amnesty, permanent residency, and green cards to those who are currently in this country illegally but have committed no other serious crimes other than their immigration status, and in return you'll agree that these same people will have a lifelong prohibition of ever obtaining legal citizenship and voting rights?

3 posted on 04/25/2010 2:33:35 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Today’s Dem Party... a coalition of illegal aliens, felons, and women who demand the right to murder their unborn children.


4 posted on 04/25/2010 2:33:37 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Why is not Dodd in prison??
5 posted on 04/25/2010 2:34:33 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Federalist Patriot
There is a reason that the Dems have pushed Amnesty for Illegals to the front burner...

And that reason is Arizona...

For all of Obama's bluster about finding a DoJ solution to combat Arizona's initiative...the courts will actually have a very difficult time with this one.

At the heart of the issue is this....Per se, is maintaining control of our borders unconstitutional? Is enforcement of our immigration laws unconstitutional?

I know that many on the left would immediately leap to the conclusion that "Yes...yes. both of these things are, on their face, unconstitutional.".....

But, were the courts to actually rule this way... everyone would know the logic to be pure fallacy.

The Dems feel an overarching need to declare federal preemption over this.....and quick.... before the courts actually agree with Arizona!

6 posted on 04/25/2010 2:39:19 PM PDT by steve in DC
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To: Federalist Patriot

More horsecrap from a group of morons who couldn’t wallpaper an empty closet.


7 posted on 04/25/2010 2:39:19 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Yo-Yo

Your suggestions are entirely appropriate. We have to ask the question: How does the INS intend to contact 40million illegal immigrants whom the Administration claims are impossible to find, charge and deport?

It is going to be very interesting to watch the implementation of amnesty and registration - not to mention future naturalization. INS will have to employ 100,000 new Government workers (Acorn thugs no doubt).


8 posted on 04/25/2010 2:43:01 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Someone should ask Dodd whose interest he’s serving, ours or the illegals.


9 posted on 04/25/2010 2:43:17 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: newfreep

yeah, but they gotta vote first.


10 posted on 04/25/2010 2:48:06 PM PDT by navymom1
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To: Yo-Yo
You got it.
11 posted on 04/25/2010 2:48:32 PM PDT by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Okay, Selby, just what is wrong with each state having it’s own law? I like Selby but when are the republicans going to grow something between their legs and reach over and slap the snot out of people like Dodd and Frank?

If the people don’t stand up to this and stop it now there will be no state constitutions in force within a few years.


12 posted on 04/25/2010 2:48:54 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Founding Fathers.....grave....rolling over.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

The communists are very well seated to continue beyond 2012. Once King Obama gets his next term he will suspend all voting for President. Think not? Well if we depend on the peaceful Tea Party, who is to stop it? Glen Beck is wrong!!!!! Never in the history of mankind has being peaceful has won a war, and we are at war. Arizona will be the shot heard around the world, win or lose. And it will determine if we will get back to a smaller Constitutional Government or just be salves to the huge Federal Communists Government..


13 posted on 04/25/2010 2:51:38 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Federalist Patriot

Existing laws just simply won’t do... Dems act as if there are no laws at all governing the Immigration issue... dumb farts! Fart is Ok on this web site isn’t it, cause if it ain’t, I could use the word flatulence... let me see, “dems are a bunch of dumb flatulence”... nope, doesn’t work the way I’d like... stickin with, “dems are a bunch of dumb farts” go ahead, excoriate me, I’m ready, I’m ready...


14 posted on 04/25/2010 2:53:06 PM PDT by dps.inspect (uttox)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Let the Feds do as they may, states have the right to enact tougher laws if they so desire.


15 posted on 04/25/2010 2:54:24 PM PDT by Kurmudgeon
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To: Cheetahcat

Because they didn’t want to lower the standards of the rest of the prison population.


16 posted on 04/25/2010 2:55:40 PM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound.)
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To: All
They are putting immigration on the front burner for ONE REASON:

TO MAKE THEM LEGAL VOTERS!

17 posted on 04/25/2010 3:01:18 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Kurmudgeon
Let the Feds do as they may, states have the right to enact tougher laws if they so desire.

Certainly. Calimexico has had its own more stringent gasoline and emission standards w/o regard to the federal standards.

18 posted on 04/25/2010 3:02:36 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Federalist Patriot

I have the solution that would slow things down. I wrote the book (literally) on Reid corruption (taking bribes). See me tagline and info.


19 posted on 04/25/2010 3:37:59 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Logical me

I hate to say it, but you’re right.

The American colonists didn’t get their freedom by marching in the streets of Philadelphia and Boston, waving big signs demanding their independence from Britain.

They had to fight the soldiers of King George with the deadly weapons of their era.


20 posted on 04/25/2010 3:53:45 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Not content to screw up the housing and banking industry, now you’re going to screw up what’s left of the country, aren’t Dodd , you f**king a-hole? Why isn’t this putz in jail?


21 posted on 04/25/2010 4:38:31 PM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

One of the problems, as I see it, is that the news media and politicians keep referring to the bill in AZ as something dealing with Immigration Law.

That is why so many are saying it’s un-Constitutional, since Immigration Law is something done by the Feds.

The AZ bill, IMO, has NOTHING to do with altering current law regarding immigration. It merely pertains to ENFORCEMENT of current immigration laws!

Illegal aliens are NOT “immigrants”. They are people who have criminally violated the immigration laws. AZ is just planning to reinforce the Federal law by doing what the Federal Gov’t. has refused to do.


22 posted on 04/25/2010 5:50:45 PM PDT by octex
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To: Yo-Yo

Generally speaking I wouldn’t mind that, but I think a few additional detail would make that okay with me. Too bad nothing remotely like that will ever be voted on.


23 posted on 04/25/2010 6:30:42 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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